Global Conversations: Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health

Global Conversations sessions are 90-minute lively Zoom synchronous sessions in which students from several international partner institutions interact in a guided, facilitated manner on a list of global topics.

The WHO estimates that between 2030-2050 approximately 250000 additional deaths will be due to the effects of climate change. However, it is not a problem of the future. It is already a fact that clean air and drinking water have become a privilege that not all of us enjoy. Climate change is a global challenge. Everyone is at risk, although some groups will take the brunt of it. As usually, the poorest are also the most vulnerable. We are far from reaching the Paris Agreement which limited the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. Emissions, even in a year of economic pause like 2020, have been not been much reduced. What else needs to be done? As the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development states, we need “to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. Among all the effects, human health is of uttermost importance, as there is a growing list of diseases directly related to climate change, from respiratory illness to mental health problems.

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Monday, October 18 at 10:00am to 11:30am

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